An academic expert in environmental storytelling reads the Sun and the Express.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~6 min
Fear about COVID-19 can make it harder for you to judge the accuracy of information, and even make you more likely to spread misinformation.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~5 min
News coverage focused on strategy over policy can hinder the success of candidates in US Senate races, research finds.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~6 min
A new book explores how the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, Jr., began a media revolution and became the "crime of the century."
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
"Our brains seem to be particularly sensitive to information that is presented as fact, underlining the power of factual language."
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
The holiday season has the lowest rates of suicide, despite a lot of reporting each year that perpetuates the myth that rates increase.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~11 min
When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Despite concerns over partisan "news bubbles" or "echo chambers," new research shows phones help Americans get more diverse news than desktop computers.
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~6 min
The more voters believe they are exposed to misinformation, the more cynical they feel when Election Day arrives, a new study shows.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Research shows how failing to engage the public can lead scientists' work to be inaccurately reported and interpreted.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~8 min